JAY-Z Never Change

(“Never, never, never, never change”)

Ain’t never changed, this is Jay every day

(“I never change!”)

I never change, this is Jay every day

(“I never change!”)

I never change, this is Jay

[Jay-Z]

I am a, Roc representer

Hov’, summer to winter, Hov’, dead or alive

Twenty-four/seven, three-sixty-five

One CD or three-hundred and sixty pies

Whassup to E and Kirk? Welcome home to Taj

Let no amount of money ruin this thing of ours

We run streets like drunks run street lights

We collidin with life as we speak

We knee deep in coke, we ki deep in ice

We flood streets with dope, we keep weed to smoke

We all fish, better teach your folk

Give him money to eat, then next week he’s broke

Cause when you sleep, he’s reachin for your throat

Word on the skreet, you reap what you sew

Not out of fear but love, love for the game

Roc family first, we never change mayn

[Chorus]

(“Never, never, never, never change”)

I’m still fuckin with crime cause crime pays

(“I never change!”)

Out hustlin, same clothes for days

(“I never change!”)

I never change, I’m too stuck in my ways, I never change

Who you know like Hov’?

(“Never, never, never, never change”)

I’m still fuckin with crime cause crime pays

(“I never change!”)

Out hustlin, same clothes for days

(“I never change!”)

I never change, I’m too stuck in my ways, I never change

[Jay-Z]

What’s up to my Miami and St. Thomas connects (whattup)

I’ll never mention your name, I promise respect

Death before dishonor correct? – Yup

That’s what you promised me, since the (?)lee

Along with, if we stay strong

We can get paper longer than Pippen’s arms

Plead the fifth when it comes to the fam

I’m like a dog – I never speak, but I understand

Where my dogs at? Where my soldiers at war?

Where your bars at? Whoa, gotta pause that – whoa

Lost 92 bricks had to fall back

Knocked a nigga off his feet, but I crawled back

Had A-1 credit, got more crack

From the first to the fifth, gave it all back

If, I’m not a hustler what you call that?

This is before rap, this is all fact

I never change

[Chorus]

[Jay-Z]

What, the streets robbed me, wasn’t educated properly

Well fuck y’all, I needed money for Atari

Was so young my big sis’ still playin with Barbie

Young brother, big city, eight million stories

Old heads taught me, yung’un, walk softly

Carry a big clip, that’ll get niggaz off me

Keep coke in coffee, keep money smellin mothy

Change is cool to cop but more important is lawyer fees

(Uhh) That’s how it is now (uhh) that’s how it always be

(Uhh) I never change, this is always me

From the womb to the tomb, from now until my doom

Drink army from one cup pass it around the room (That’s a family nigga)

That’s the ritual (yup) Big Ran, I ain’t forget you fool

And all that bullshit you tryin to get through

This is crew love, move music or move drugs

Rival crews get your black suits up – I never change

[Chorus]

[Jay-Z]

This is Jay, everyday

Who you know like Hov’, nigga?

JAY-Z Don’t Let Me Die

[R Kelly]

Dear God, bring our P-O-Ws home

And our brothers on lockdown, home

AMEN!!!

[Jay-Z]

JEAH !!! Back blocked on everybody laptop

(HOV) Hittin’ niggas from da shower, hold a note like da guy who said da British is comin’

(KELL) Oh yeah da niggas is comin’ get out ya good dishes or somethin’ like it’s Thanksgiving

(HOV) And non other than da “R” and without further a due like Freddy get ready it’s …..

[R Kelly]

Whatever happen Lord, dont pass me by

Cause whenever I did wrong it was ya name I cried

I heard you forgave over and over again

But when I found out I love you, you became ammune to my sins

Laid wide awake in da middle of my sleep (I see dead people)

And sometimes it’s me Lord

I never wanted to be a thug father

I only wanted to be a son of a father

That’s how it sounds inside, worse than da war in Iraq, when it’s me against I

I gave up da weed and somehow Im still high

Three years still seein’ them three guys Lord (Whoo)

Sometimes I dont know what you want from me, but I do know you know what I want from you

(Give it to me)

(Come on) Take away this Hennessey, take away me runnin’ da streets

Stop people from rapin’ me, take away all this jealously and prejudicy

Lord you said it was better place, I grew up around pimps, hustlers, hoes and project gates

Its HARD TO BELIEVE in what I cant see

I got to get this money and feed my family

[Jay-Z]

Whatever in me guides my life, dear Lord Dont Let Me Die tonight

But if I shall before I wake, what shall I say

Its been a good run from hoodlum to outin’ da states

How could one who made so much foul mistakes, still be allowed to have a smile on my face

How whatever da case Im glad it wasnt murder, in a town you never heard of

From a nickel plated burner

Now my life straight like a perm, tried to take da spot I earn

Muthafucka better learn

[Chorus]

(Its HOV) Back blocked on everybody laptop

(KELL) Hit niggas from da shower, hold a note like da guy who said da British is comin’

(HOV) Oh yeah da niggas is comin get out ya good dishes or somethin’ like its Thanksgiving

(KELL) And non other than da “R” and without further a due like Freddy get ready

[R Kelly]

Lord hear me out, got a few more things to say

These demons be chasin’ me like everyday (Come here)

Nah my life on crutches, never say I never walk again

But da devil is a lie cause I believe within’

You’re da reason that Im still here, even though I dont act like it

Even though I hear my callin’ and fight it

Fools do me so wrong, its hard to stay righteous

Pimpin was allowed to happen I’ll hide it

Believe me Lord I want you, got money and fame but still it just wont do

Sometimes I dont like who I am, when I look in da mirror my reflection is Uncle Sam (Uncle Sam)

And every night I have these weird dreams, that a preacher trapped inside of me wake up and cant

breathe

I feel like its twenty of me, goin’ twenty different directions on a one way street Lord

I got houses, money and cars, and met every single superstar

I got da whole music industry sold, but it still dont matter …….

[R Kelly & Jay-Z]

When Im gone and my casket closed!!!

[Jay-Z]

Whatever in me guides my life, dear Lord Dont Let Me Die tonight

But if I shall before I wake, I’d accept my fate

I did what I did my heart was in da right place (Ohhh)

I guess so I can live it put food on my plate

You must still love me not to let it in by three that day

Well whatever da case Im glad it wasnt murder, in a town you never heard of

From a nickel plated burner

I guess Im not finished wit my journey, please forgive me for my sins

Shit Im still tryna learn me

[Chorus]

(HOV) From da back block on everybody laptop

(KELL) Hit niggas from da shower, hold a note like da guy who said da British was comin’

(HOV) Oh yeah da niggas is comin get out ya good dishes or somethin’ like its Thanksgiving

(KELL) And non other than da “R” and without further a due like Freddy get ready

[Bridge]

[(R Kelly) Jay-Z]

Many men (Whoo) have come and gone in these streets (Feel Me)

Walked alone in these streets (Ohhh) waitin’ to hear from you (Come on Lord)

Oh Lord,(Whoo)wrap your arms (Wrap your arms around us God)around da hood

(Lift every peace from war, bring our soldiers home, Let us pray)

JAY-Z That’s My Bitch

[Kanye West:]

Hello, can I speak to a, a, yeah you know who you are

Look, you had no idea what ya dealing with

Something on some of this realest shit

Something, something

Yeah. thats my bitch

Thats my bitch

Sh-shorty right there

Thats my bitch

Thats my bitch

[Chorus – Elly Jackson:]

I’ve been waiting for a long long time

Just to get off and throw my hands up high

And live my life

And live my life

Just to get off and throw my hands up high

[Kanye West:]

I paid for them titties, get your own

It aint safe in the city, watch the throne

You say I care more about them basquion’s, basquiats

She learning a new word, its yacht

Blew the World up as soon as I hit the club with her

Too Short called, told me “I fell in love with her”

Seen by actors, ball players and drug dealers

And some lesbians that never loved niggas

Twisted love story True Romance

Mary Magdalene from a pole dance

I’m a freak huh, rock star life

The second girl with us, thats our wife

Hey boys and girls, I got a new riddle

Who’s the new old perv thats tryna play second fiddle

No disrespect, I’m not tryna belittle

But my dick worth money I put Monie in the middle

[Chorus – Elly Jackson:]

I’ve been waiting for a long long time

Just to get off and throw my hands up high

And live my life

And live my life

Just to get off and throw my hands up high, high, high, high

Silly little vixen, mixes ’til morning

Not swerving, oh, yeah

Swear you never strolled on a bottle of that potion

Stop motion, ooh, yeah

[Jay-Z:]

Go harder than a nigga for a nigga go figure

Told me “keep my own money” if we ever did split up

How can somethin’ so gangsta be so pretty in pictures?

With jeans and a blazer and some Louboutin slippers

Uh, Picasso was alive he woulda made her

Thats right nigga Mona Lisa can’t fade her

I mean Marilyn Monroe, she’s quite nice

But why all the pretty icons always all white

Back to my Beyonces

You deserve 3 stacks for the Andre

Call Larry Gagosian, you belong in museums

You belong in Vintage clothes watching the whole building

You belong with niggas who used to be known for dope dealing

You too dope for any of those civilians

Now shoot trigga, stop looking at her tits

Get ya own dog, ya heard

Thats my bitch

[Chorus:]

I’ve been waiting for a long long time

Just to get off and throw my hands up high

And live my life

And live my life

Just to get off and throw my hands up high

Silly little vixen, mixes ’til morning

Not swerving, oh, yeah

Swear you never strolled on a bottle of that potion

Stop motion, ooh, yeah

[Kanye West:]

You have no idea what you’re dealing with

Something on some of this realest shit

Pop some nines, so I give you the Fifth

Something, something, yeah

That’s my bitch, That’s my bitch

Sh-shorty right there? That’s my bitch

That’s my bitch

JAY-Z Say Hello

It’s that Rocafella music….

Soulful…

[Chorus:]

Say hello

To the bad guy

Hello

They say I’m a bad guy

I come from the bottom

But now I’m mad fly

Say Hello

They say I’m a menace

That’s the picture they paint

Hello

They say a lot about me

Let me yell ya what I ain’t

Hello

They say I’m a bad guy

Say Hi to the bad guy

Hello

I come from the bottom

But now I’m mad fly

They say I’m a menace

That’s the picture they paint

They say a lot about me

Let me tell ya what I ain’t

Say hello

Hello

Ay, ay, ay, ay

They say a lot about me

Let me tell you what I ain’t

I ain’t playing,

Life’s short, so I aimed

I ain’t waiting for life to start portrayin’ em

Its twice as hard to get a job that’s paying

So I ain’t payin’ attention to what you saying

Rain-drops keep falling on my brain

Constant in the drop, all flames

I’m so hot even if the weather change

I don’t have no top, I’m insane

Remember darkskinned Jermaine?

Suede in the rain, I’m sorta kinda the same

Except I’m no lame and you gonna know my name

Before I go to work and feel my pain

Saying, I’m a bad guy, why’s that?

Cause when my back’s against the wall, nigga, I react

Secretly though, I know you admire that

You wish you had the balls to fire back–

Say hello, uh, uh, hello, uh. uh

You wish you had the balls to fire back

[Chorus]

I ain’t no ordinary nigga

Look around, this ain’t what ordinary gets you

Extraordinary figures

I’m an extra-ordinary nigga

Before my name became Jigga

Before I sang, I had that thang on sippers

Can’t complain bout what they ain’t gonna give ya

That ain’t gonna get you shit, might as well give up

Or get up, get out and get something, nigga

Get a job, my nigga, or get to dumping

Only God can judge him, only he without sin

Can tell me if my means can justify my ends

Til’ then, I’m just gonna fly in the Benz

Wire my friends through Western Union

Shh….surprising my sister, knockin’

Here comes the bad guy again!

Say hello

Uh uh

Hello

uh uh

Hello

Here comes the bad guy again

[Chorus]

We ain’t thugs for the sake of just being thugs

Nobody do that where we grew at, nigga, DUH!

The poverty line, we not above

So out come the mask and glove cause we ain’t feelin’ the love

We ain’t doing crime for the sake of doing crime

We movin’ dimes cause we ain’t doin’ fine

One out of three of us is locked up doing time

You know what that type of shit can do to a nigga mind?

My mind on my money, money on my mind

If you owe me ten dollars, you ain’t giving me nine

You all ain’t give me 40 acres and a mule

So I got my Glock 40, now I’m cool

And if Al Sharpton is speaking for me

Somebody get him the word and tell him I don’t approve

Tell him I’ll remove the curses

If you tell me our schools gonna be perfect

When Jena 6 don’t exist

Tell him that’s when I’ll stop saying bitch—BITCH!

[Chorus]